I have an idea. Stop using your kids to prop up this crazy person’s racist campaign.
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UPDATE: 11:43 PM EST
A red panda made a daring escape from a California zoo yesterday and is currently on the loose.
By daring, we mean it was probably exceedingly adorable.
The escape happened at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, CA.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Masala, a young, furry female panda, escaped her grassy riparian habitat Thursday and was last seen in the forest behind the park, sparking an intense search effort in the area, zoo and city officials said.
The panda posed no danger to the public, but city officials advised anyone who sees the cat-sized animal not to approach it or try to capture it.”
Gretchen Ziegler, the zoo manager told The North Coast Journal that zoo employees were concerned for the safety of Masala.
“We have no idea how she got over the fence,” Ziegler told the North Coast Journal. “It’s contained red pandas since it was built. Animals can do things you can’t imagine. We’re going to try to figure it out.”
In a Facebook post late Friday morning, the zoo said that the local fire department was actively searching for the animal in the forest near the zoo and that she was seen around 3 AM local time near a Golf Course.”
If you live in the area and would like to volunteer to help find the panda, you can call Chelsa at the Foundation Office: 707-442-5649 x 203. The Zoo is planning to launch a large search party on Saturday morning.
WATCH: Red Pandas at Sequoia park zoo in 2010
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By Kyle Jones
This past Monday, the Parliament of Catalonia approved a resolution formally calling for the creation of a Catalonian state independent from Spain.
Separatist MPs representing the Together for Yes (JPS) coalition and the anti-austerity Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), used their majority to pass legislation pledging a “disconnection from the Spanish state” in favor of the “beginning of the process toward the creation of an independent Catalan state in the form of a republic” as reported by the Guardian.
The measure passed in the parliament by a vote of 72-63. The measure calls for the creation of a framework for the formal independence of Catalonia by the year 2017.
On Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy harshly criticized the separatist movement saying that the measure was an attack on Spanish Sovereignty and Democracy.
“We’re talking about the defense of an entire country,” Rajoy said. “They are trying to liquidate the unity of a nation with more than five centuries of history.”
The Spanish Government has called upon the Constitutional Court to suspend the separatist resolution while the measure is being studied, and has warned Catalonian leadership not to take any further steps towards secession according to the Associated Press.
The resolution passed by the Catalonian Parliament on Monday exempts regional officials from having to obey the Constitutional Court or other Spanish institutions. The measure also authorizes MPs to begin drafting a Catalan constitution as well as creating tax-collecting and social security systems within the region.
According to Spanish law; however, Catalan leadership who disregard a possible court order against the resolution could face charges of disobedience, punishable by removal from office for up to two years and heavy fines.
The issue of Catalan independence is hardly new. The modern Catalan Separatist movement was formed following the repression of Catalan culture and language during the regime of General Francisco Franco.
Catalonia enjoys the greatest level of self-governance that it has enjoyed since backing the Bourbon dynasty came to power three centuries ago, according to John Hopkins University.
Catalonia is one of the wealthiest regions in Spain, representing nearly a fifth of Spain’s economic output. Initial polls show that the majority of Catalan’s support a referendum on independence, but are divided on the viability of an independent Catalan state.
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At least a few dozen University of Alabama students sat during the playing of the national anthem before the kickoff of the Alabama-Texas A&M game Saturday afternoon.
Some of the students participating in the #BamaSits protest held signs calling for racial justice in the United States.
Other students tried to block the #BamaSits protest by standing in front of the seated demonstrators.
— Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) October 22, 2016
Some students, including UA students expressed support for the protest on social media.
— Curious Coates (@Coates_MaGoates) October 22, 2016
— cleopatra ☥ (@aminafromthesix) October 22, 2016
So proud to see #bamasits at the game bringing attention to injustice not only at UA but in our country.
— bailey mcintosh (@baileynmc) October 22, 2016
— Beccaaaaa (@kindofbeyonce) October 22, 2016
— Seth Bordner (@SocratesofSport) October 22, 2016
— Konway Tweety (@KonwayTweety) October 22, 2016
But not everyone was happy with the protest.
#bamasits I blame the parents for these disrespectful kids.
— OneShot (@mfleenor9) October 22, 2016
#bamasits is a bunch of whiney uneducated children who are puppets being used by the media and liberals to push a dividing agenda.
— Aaron Williams (@Worship1AMW) October 22, 2016
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